. He was born near Portsmoutn in 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office.
. He read nols by Fielding and Defoe, which ga a vigorous and humorous background to his future works.
. In 1823, Dickens and his family went to London. There, his father was always in debt, so Charles was obliged to lea school and work in a factory (a painful experience).
. Thanks to a legacy, Charles came back to school and there he took moral and physical streight. In fact he had to orcome the hardships of an english school for boys of the lower middle class.
. At 15 years old, he left school and began to work in a lawyers' office. That was the good background for "Bleak House".
. In 1830 he started working as reporter and journalist
. He died in June 1870
His works are abo all nols published in serial forms in seral magazines. He wrote humorous, sentimental and social nols. The most important are:
. HUMOROUS NOVELS: the Dickens' first success was "THE PICKWICK PAPERS", an humorous nol written in 1836-l837
. SENTIMENTAL NOVELS: "A CHRISTMAS CAROL", a ghost sory with a moral written in 1843; "DAVID COPPERFIELD", a nol full of autobiographical memories written in 1849-l850
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